Persian Harp

After an illustration in the”Book of Games” of Alfonso X el Sabio (1283)

7th. century / 13th century


Reconstruction by Rainer M. Thurau on behalf of the museum of the “Institute for the History of Islamic-Arabic Sciences” in Frankfurt, Germany, using a description of the building from a Persian script from the 13th century.

Only original materials were used:


  • Body: Wood of the apricot tree (import from Turkey)
  • Soundboard: Goat’s skin 
  • Stringbar: Wood of the walnut tree
  • Strings: Strings of braided silk (import from China)
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